2. Lothal Archeological Site : This is the excavation site maintained by Govt of Gujarat. This archaeological site belongs to Harappan Civilization dates back to 1900-2400BC. This area used to be port in that time. This place will give you the sense of time of the human history. This Civilization is different than Indus valley Civilization. HOW TO REACH : From Ahemdabad we can go by govt transportation or by own vehicle. This site is 75km from Ahemdabad. But from Nal Sarovar it is only 45km. It would be better to go from Nal Sarovar, which would be much efficient way for both places from Ahemdabad.
Lothal : It is an ancient site situated in Gujarat. It is an excavated site of Harappan culture. Ruins of the city, architecture style and infrastructure are the main attraction. Also their items (toys, jewellery, Utensils, tools etc.) are showcasing in the museum near the excavated site.
Lothal reminds of this famous quote:“Nothing stays the same it all .gets crushed. It all gets broken. It all passes with time. Only the moment you're in has any meaning."― Guillaume Musso,Lothal a 5000 year old port town, once thriving on the banks of Sabarmati is part of the ancient Indus Vally Civilization. Dating from 3700 BCE and discovered in 1954, this ancient town is situated 85 Km from Ahmadabad in Dholka taluka, of Ahmedabad District. It is situated in proximity to Ahmedabad, Bhavnagar and Rajkot, three urban centers of modern Gujarat.A desolate place today was once a busy trade center connecting Saurastra with ancient harappan cities in Sindh. Sabarmati River of those days has dried up and the Arabean sea near lothal has turned into desert of Kutch (Rann of Kutch).Archaeologists believe that change is climatic conditions have brought an end to this civilization. Remains at lothal suggest that the ancient civilization was well designed with state of art town planning and drainage system. Graineries, elevated platforms, bathrooms, stone equipment and mud potteries shows technological progress of the society.At present one can see port, grainery, mud houses and brick structures in excavation site. There is a museum which contains utensils, jewellery, stone saws and skeletons of the ancient civilization.How to ReachIts 85 Km from Ahmedabad city and 96 Km from Bhavnagar. Railway Route - Lothal - Burkhi Railway station is 4.5 Km from the site. It takes 3.5 hours to reach through train from Ahmedabad.Visiting hours - 9 AM to 6 PMFee- Rs 5 /- per personIts a remote place so one will not find any restaurant or eatery nearby. Also its advisable to visit with personal travel arrangements as auto rikshaw or other modes of public transport are unavailable.visit us at indiaoffroad.blogspot.com
Apparently a standout amongst the most widely unearthed locales of the Harappa civilisation, Lothal is a treasure chest of artefacts that have helped uncover many secrets about the Indus Valley Civilisation. The museum in Lothal displays a number of excavated artefacts like seals, jewellery, utensils etc., that throw light on the way of the people that lived during those times. The site of Lothal displays old wells and structures that were found in the archaeological unearthing of this region.Entry fee: ₹2, children up to 15 years can enter for freeOpening hours: 10 am to 5 pm. Closed on Friday.Best time to visit: November – FebruaryNearest railway station: Ahmedabad is the nearest railway station, around 80 km away.